Chocolate Mousse

4 Servings

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Inactive time: 1 hour


Diet Style


Tools You'll Need

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Saucepan
  • Rubber spatula
  • Glass or ceramic bowl
  • 2 medium stainless-steel bowls
  • Electric mixer
  • Whisk
  • Piping bag (optional)


  • 6 oz. good quality semi-sweet chocolate (such as Valrhona or Ghirardelli)
  • 1 ½ cups of heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • fresh mint (optional, for garnish)
  • fresh strawberries (optional, for garnish)
  • fresh raspberries (optional, for garnish)


  1. Preheat stovetop

    Heat approximately 1 inch of water in a double boiler* over medium heat.

  2. Melt chocolate

    Place chocolate in the bowl, and allow it to melt slowly.

  3. Stir and cool chocolate

    Remove the double boiler from the stovetop and, using a rubber spatula, stir till smooth. Let it cool to room temperature.

  4. Whip heavy cream

    Place heavy cream in a well-chilled stainless-steel bowl and beat with an electric mixer until whipped, then set aside.

  5. Prepare egg mixture

    Using the electric mixer again, beat egg whites in another chilled stainless-steel bowl until soft peaks form.

  6. Add sugar to eggs

    Add 2 tablespoons of confectioners’ sugar into the egg whites and continue to beat to stiff peaks.

  7. Add whipped cream to chocolate

    Add a quarter of the whipped cream to the chocolate and whisk thoroughly.

  8. Combine both mixtures

    Add the cream-and-chocolate mixture to the egg white mixture, and fold in gently using a rubber spatula.

  9. Fold in remaining whipped cream

    Add remaining whipped cream folding gently until well incorporated.

  10. Chill mousse

    Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.

  11. Pipe/spoon into a serving dish

    Spoon the chilled mousse into the piping bag, or spoon it into a serving dish of your choice.

  12. Garnish and serve

    Top with additional whipped cream, mint leaf, and/or fresh berries.